New Sudanese draft law to end nationality issue in Sudan
The Sudanese Council of Ministers on Sunday approved a new draft law on Sudanese Nationality Amendment 2018, submitted by the Minister of Interior, Hamid Mohamed Manan.
Under the new draft law, persons born of a Sudanese mother and a South Sudanese father are entitled to Sudanese citizenship.
According to the law, all persons born of a Sudanese parent are considered eligible for citizenship.
However, since the independence of South Sudan, many people born of Sudanese and South Sudanese parents were denied nationality.
A group of Sudanese activists launched a campaign dubbed "I am a Sudanese" to support the right of citizenship of these persons.
Professor Ihsan Abdul Aziz, spokesperson for the "I'm a Sudanese" campaign, told Radio Tamazuj that they were happy with the decision and called on the Sudanese government to fully implement it.